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Planet Planet! Powered Planet Case

I spent a little bit of time hacking on Planet Planet! to see if I could get it to power Planet Case. I was able to whip out a slightly "weeded" OPML file located at http://planet.case.edu/opml and generated this site using Planet Planet! — Planet Case Beta.

Not sure what to do now, though. That's the defacto skin, and I don't particularly care for its organization. I'd like to change that. Also, comment/trackback counts don't propagate through, and getting that to work will take some serious hackery.

I don't plan on getting rid of the original Planet Case, but I may regulate that over to http://planet.case.edu/old or something and replace it with Planet Planet!

Planet Planet! will provide a bit more flexibility. I'll be able to weed out some blogs from appearing; I'll be able to include external blogs to participate; better control over the sorting of entries and such. It's just going to take me a little more time than I had hoped because of the comments/trackback counts.

If you have any comments, feel free to chime in. If you have any design skills, HTML/CSS prototypes are welcome for the design of the new Planet Case.

All right, I've gotta get back to the stuff I put to the side while I spent a couple of hours and indulged myself in this.

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